26 June 2012

Days of the Week

I had the best time making these tags! I created a whole new level of mess but it was worth the cleaning up because I was so happy with the results :-) The idea I had for these tags was a softly textured background - which I created by mixing H20's with texture paste - overstamped with funky designs and embellished with lots of cool found objects. I used vintage photographs by Darkroom Door to pull all the elements together, and painted chipboard shapes for a little extra colour. Do you have a favorite? I love them all but if my arm was twisted, I'd have to say 'Sunday'. I like the birds!

Stamps - Stampers' Anonymous
Ink - Versa Magic midnight black, Versa Magic Aegean blue
Card - core board
Embellishments - Darkroom Door photobooth ladies and gentlemen, Collections chipboard shapes (dressform, bluebird, arrow, floral bouquet, heart, heyhole, wings), Collections wordstrip, K&Company metal frame, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kaisercraft pearls, ticket stub, vintage tape measure, buttons, old postage stamp, bingo number, vintage brass watch face, found key, vintage bread token, silk flowers, metal brad, lace, twill, assorted ribbon
Other - Jo Sonja's texture paste, LuminArte twinkling H20's, paddlepop sticks, paintbrush, old credit card, die hole punch, hammer, sandpaper, matches

20 June 2012

Out of this World

I've mentioned before that I struggle with kids cards (along with sympathy and male designs). I guess "cute" doesn't come very easily to me. Give me vintage any day!

Well, I now have four kids in my life who need birthday cards. And they're all boys. Arrrrgggghhhh! So I made these cards using oodles of Darkroom Door products. The robots themselves are stamped and painted with H2Os, layered on some funky patterned paper, and embellished very simply with ribbon and rhinestones. They're bright, fun, and hopefully appealing to kids! I suppose I'll find out soon enough :-)

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - Darkroom Door
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Darkroom Door robot wordstrip, Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon
Other - LuminArte twinkling H2Os, paintbrush, circle punch